Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. (Eph. 6:10)
How many pushups can you do? How fast can you run? How far can you throw some heavy thing that needs throwing?
It’s not enough.
Hey, Mr. Cross-Training, Kickboxing, Black-Belt-Ninja-Man…it’s not enough.
No matter how expert, how brilliant, how talented you are, your powers are puny. There are forces arrayed against you that are beyond your comprehension, much less your strength. You can’t stand up to them—they’ll crush you to powder. You are no match for the least of them.
So don’t try to be.
You see, there is also a God in Heaven, a God who makes all the forces of Hell itself look as weak and pathetic as…well, as you and me. And he offers you his strength. He offers you his power. He wants you to stand in him today, putting on his power like a suit of armor. With him, in him, through him, you are invincible.
There’s a rough week ahead, Beloved. Better suit up.